Daily Search Forum Recap: April 12, 2022

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web…

Google Testing Higher Price Icon In Search Shopping Results

Similar to the lower price label we spotted a couple weeks ago, Google is also testing higher price label in the Google Shopping results. So if your product sells well above other products in that product category, Google might tell you with this new label.

Microsoft Advertising Seasonality Adjustment Feature Rolling Out

A month ago, Microsoft Advertising announced that automated bidding seasonality adjustments would be rolling out globally this month. Well, now advertisers are starting to see it. Sophie Logan shared a screenshot of her account showing on Twitter.

Now Finished: March 2022 Google Product Reviews Update

The March 2022 Google Product Reviews update is now fully rolled out, Alan Kent from Google told me. The updated started on March 23, 2022 and ended 19 days later on April 11, 2022.

Google Still Does Not Support WebSocket Connections In Googlebot

Google does not support WebSocket connections in Googlebot. This was first known, I think, back in May 2019, when Martin Splitt and Zoe Clifford presented at Google I/O. Zoe Clifford said there “Google does not allow WebSocket connections in Googlebot for architectural reasons.”

Bing Insights Sub-Snippets In Search Results

Last year, Microsoft Bing launched Page Insights where snippets would have a lightbulb next to them that when clicked on would show you third-party information from other sources not in that specific snippet’s page. Well, now Bing is testing placing a sub-snippet below the main snippet for the page insights feature.

Google Washington D.C. Cafe Packed Again

Google claims to fix Google Analytics latency issues

If the reporting looks wrong, you are not alone – make sure to communicate to clients and co-workers that the reporting may not be 100% up to date.

U.S. search ad revenue grew 33% to $78 billion last year

Digital ad revenue experienced tremendous growth in 2021, according to the IAB. Search continues to be the leading format.